Just in time for the Christmas break, the 2020 Virtual Inter-ESF Math Race was successfully completed on Saturday 28 November. Instead of seeing the usual crowds of participants arrive in person on the morning of the competition day, the atmosphere soon heated up as they began to arrive online.
A record total of eight schools, 64 teams and almost 200 students were all keenly prepared to start competing in this challenging event of the year. We had Dr. Harry Brown deliver the opening speeches for both morning and afternoon sessions. Matthew Lacey, Head of RCHK Mathematics Department remarked: “The organisers have done an excellent job not only with the design of the competition but also running the events smoothly.”
In the morning, 127 Year 7-8 students across ESF joined the competition in the Junior section of the Race, comprising three different rounds filled with challenging questions and problems that lasted for nearly three hours. The morning session was followed by the Senior one in the afternoon, with about 70 Year 9-10 students from seven different schools. What would seem like a long day passed by in the blink of an eye as there was so much joy and fun in the process.
Despite being held virtually, we saw no reduction in enthusiasm or excitement by the participants as evidenced by the laughter and joy that were seen throughout the competition. Thanks to everyone for their support and engagement to make the event a great success; and especially to our teacher and supervisor Mrs. Shobha Sanker for her advice and guidance. Her unflagging support has always been crucial to steer us through difficult times.
Click here for the full RCHK results of the Math Race! Congratulations to all participants!
-Submitted by Inter-ESF Math Race 2020 Year 12 Student Organisers Angus Leung, Joshua Tsang and Justin Lam